San Francisco police have identified a suspect in a three-year-old unsolved murder case in Golden Gate Park. Police arrested 36-year-old Daniel Hill, a Reno, Nevada resident, on suspicion of killing 53-year-old Michael Ponder, a homeless man who had been residing near Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate ... More >>
For those with Kezar Stadium memories, losing the 49ers hurts. So does knowing the city can no longer afford the team.Following that rarest of things -- a Super Bowl that came down to the final snap -- New England Patriots fans will be endlessly playing over the events in their minds. If only tha ... More >>
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the homeless man found beaten to death Saturday morning near Kezar Stadium as Michael Ponder. The 53-year-old succumbed to his wounds was discovered at 7:30 a.m. in Golden Gate Park.
All photos | Joe EskenaziJoe Nedney -- that's him with the uniform -- represented humanity. Ziggy, in the foreground, was the robots' champion.Yesterday, SF Weekly covered an unusual Kezar Stadium competition, in which the San Francisco 49ers' 37-year-old kicker, Joe Nedney, easily outbooted ... More >>
Jim HerdI spy with my little eye...On Saturday at Kezar Stadium, Stanford played its annual Cardinal and White preseason scrimmage. While it was, by all accounts, a fine afternoon, most San Franciscans found other ways to pass the time. It seems this Stanford cheerleader did, too. To be fair, it' ... More >>
Joe EskenaziJoe Nedney tees up for humanity; Ziggy looks onThe San Francisco 49ers' Joe Nedney today scored a victory for humanity -- and the small subsection of humans who kick footballs professionally. The human being scored an easy victory over Ziggy the Killer Robot in a field goal-kicking ba ... More >>
Actually, the robot is even meaner looking than Super Toe...In a blatant publicity stunt we just couldn't resist, the San Francisco 49ers' excellent placekicker, Joe Nedney, will engage in a field goal battle with a 300-pound titanium killer robot named Ziggy. Not bad, Joe. But the robot awaits. ... More >>
You could call it a win-win: The football squad of Leland Stanford Junior University will be playing a game here in San Francisco -- and they'll be spending tons of money in our broke, broke city. Stanford has announced it will be playing its annual "Cardinal and White" intersquad spring game at S ... More >>
Tom TracyThe leader of the Pack ... er, the 49ersLast week we reported that Steve Mahoney, a Department of Public Works steam-cleaner and motorcycle enthusiast, was stoked to be tentatively named the team's new on-field leader. All that was between Mahoney and a gig leading the 49ers onto the fie ... More >>
Tom TracySteve Mahoney has Niners fandom in his blood (as well as ink)With hopes high that the San Francisco 49ers can, once again, provide as much or more entertainment as the Piccolo Pete's sandwich and clandestine booze fans smuggle into Candlestick Park, the jury is out on who will be the tea ... More >>
View Larger MapThe San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has told SF Weekly that the man found stabbed to death in Bayview at 12:49 Monday morning by the San Francisco Police Department was Douglas Johnson, a 49-year-old San Franciscan. Police reports state Johnson got out of his parked car on the ... More >>
View Larger MapThe San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified the man found stabbed to death in the parking lot of Kezar Stadium in the wee hours Wednesday morning and notified his family, which resides in California. The man is 31-year-old Robert Matas, who had no known San Fran ... More >>
View Larger MapThe unidentified man police discovered at around 2:30 this morning is "definitely a homicide" according to San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka -- making the man the city's 21st homicide victim of the year. The victim -- whose identity, age, race, and othe ... More >>
Better than bread and circusesOne of the classical world's entertainment staples was gladiatorial combat, a blood sport that allowed mud-caked plebes to forget, however briefly, the squalor of their day-to-day lives. In modern times, as we noted in a news story last month, the blood sport known as r ... More >>
Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, police evening cordoned off several blocks around the wooded area north of Kezar Stadium after an explosion rocked the neighborhoods surrounding eastern Golden Gate Park.An official accompanying two bomb squad trucks that had been called to the scene said the blast, which co ... More >>
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